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17 Churches Creatively Converted Into Modern Homes

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Located in England, this converted church is available for rent on AirBnB and can accommodate up to 7 guests. (Image via Evolution Home)

Whether it's vaulted arches or stained glass windows, the unique features of church architecture make for awe-inspiring spaces. But what happens when these majestic buildings fall out of use? In the hands of some clever homes owners, these churches are being restored and converted into incredible, modern homes.

Converted church homes are springing up around the globe, with designers and architects showing their creativity to rework the spaces. In fact, firms like the Netherlands-based Zecc Architects have made a name for themselves through their abilities to give these churches a complete makeover.

And while interior styles differ—from ultra modern to cozy rustic—each converted home plays off the unique features the churches offer. Get ready for a case of homeowner's envy with our tour of 17 houses of worship turned into spacious homes.

The redesign of this English church took into account the context and character of the existing building.

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In Chicago, this former church was gutted before being fitted with a clean, modern interior.

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The clean, white interior of this renovated church in Brisbane accentuates its architectural features.

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Built in the 1930s, this Rotterdam church had been out of use since the 1960s before its stunning remodel.

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The church's stained glass makes the perfect feature wall in the bedroom.

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converted church homes

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The top two floors of Westbourne Grove Church in England were transformed into a sleek, white loft.

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converted church homes

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The incredible windows of this church in London become a main feature of the penthouse.

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(Image via Gianna Camilotti)

converted church homes

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With this conversion, located in the Netherlands, architects take open concept to a new level.

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church renovated into home

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Homeowners of this Philadelphia former Methodist church were inspired to include Gothic touches in the interior.

Built in 1873, this stately home still contains many original features, such as the church bell.

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church renovated into home

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New blends with old in this transformation of an 1850s church into a three-bedroom home.

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converted church homes

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In Australia, this home embraces its unique features, like stained glass windows that filter in colored light.

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churches turned into modern residential homes

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churches turned into modern residential homes

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This Massachusetts church was converted into a home by a minister and his wife in the 1980s.

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churches turned into modern residential homes

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This former Lutheran church housed a Freemasons Lodge before its renovation in 2005.

churches turned into modern residential homes

(Image via Country Living)

converted church homes

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This Chicago church-turned-artist's loft uses sliding doors to break up the space.

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converted church homes

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Dutch firm Zecc Architects are leaders in the field. Their projects, The Church of Living and St. Jakobuskerk set the standard for church conversion homes.

churches turned into modern residential homes

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churches turned into modern residential homes

(Image via Zecc Architects)

churches turned into modern residential homes

(Image via Zecc Architects)

churches turned into modern residential homes

(Image via Zecc Architects)

churches turned into modern residential homes

(Image via Zecc Architects)

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